Through diversity, science thrives.

Teams built on equity, diversity and respect enable stronger innovation, greater creativity and happier people. These factors are critical to solving society's serious problems. At AIBN we strive to embed these principles at all levels to benefit our staff and students. It is integral to our culture, our values and the way we do business.

One of the AIBN’s keys to success - and proudest achievements - is our truly diverse team.

We are a melting pot of people from different cultures, ages, genders and backgrounds who welcome diversity of thought, ideas and approaches. 

With more than 75% of our team under 30 and more than 50% women, we walk our talk on diversity.

Our diverse mix of cultures, approaches, and experiences creates a highly energetic, entrepreneurial and exciting atmosphere, which supports each other and the development of creative solutions.

We not only support this diverse community but actively encourage it.

 

What does diversity mean at AIBN?

It means inclusivity. We value all people including women, people with disability, people who are from LGBTQIA+ communities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people from other marginalised groups.

By creating an environment where the principles of equity, diversity and respect are embedded, we enable ideas to flourish, people from all backgrounds to feel valued and to nurture the next generation of scientists. 

To help achieve this and address any imbalance in diversity across the Institute, AIBN has established the Gender, Equity and Diversity Commission, to develop and implement initiatives around equity, diversity, respect and inclusion.

Gender Equity and Diversity Commission

By creating an environment where the principles of equity, diversity and respect are embedded, we can enable ideas to flourish, people from all backgrounds to feel valued and to nurture the next generation of scientists. To help achieve this and address any imbalance in diversity across the Institute, AIBN has established the Gender, Equity and Diversity Commission, to develop and implement initiatives around equity, diversity, respect and inclusion.

Commission members

  • Siobhan Remy

    GEDC Chair
    Marketing and Communication Officer
  • Professor Kristofer Thurecht

    GEDC Deputy Chair
    Senior Group Leader
    Thurecht Group
     
  • Dr Nasim Amiralian

    GEDC Deputy Chair
    Group Leader and Advance Queensland Research Fellow
    Amiralian Group
     
  • Professor Alan Rowan

    AIBN Institute Director
    Senior Group Leader
    Rowan Group
  • Riaan Retief

    AIBN Deputy Director (Operations) - Acting
  • Christina Dobson

    Center Administrator 
    ARC Training Centre for Biopharmaceutical Innovation 
     
  • Dr Chang Lei

    UQ Amplify Researcher
    Yu Group

  • Dr Ibrahim Javed

    NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow
    Davis Group

  • Jeryn Chang

    Student Representative
    Phd Candidate
    Ngo Group
  • Kathleen Jowett

    Manager, HR Client Partnering
  • Celina Campas

    Project Manager Disability Inclusion, Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

There are a number of funding opportunities which are targeted at female researchers. 

AIBN staff and students: Want to know more?

AIBN staff and students who want to learn more about the GEDC's initiatives and available support should visit the AIBN Intranet

Visit the equity and diversity page on the intranet

General enquiries

Please direct general enquiries to our reception team

reception@aibn.uq.edu.au

+61 7 3346 3877

Student enquiries

If you would like to enquire about studying at AIBN please contact our HDR Team

Contact HDR Team